Organizing the First International Workshop of Computer Vision for Physiological Measurement on CVPR 2018

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From June 18 - 22, the 30th IEEE conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) was held in Salt Lake City, U.S. This is the most important and influential conference on the topics of Artificial Intelligence, such as machine (deep) learning, image processing, and video analysis. There are over 6000 attendees from all over the world.

On behalf of Philips Research Eindhoven, Wenjin Wang (Scientist) organized the 1st International Workshop on Computer Vision for Physiological Measurement (CVPM) at the top conference of CVPR. The motivation of organizing such an event is to unite the community of camera based health monitoring, increase the exposure of this topic to a broader community like AI and computer vision, and highlight the research activities of Vital Signs Camera (VSC) project of Philips Research. This event was fully supported of the project lead of VSC, Dr. Ihor Kirenko. Under his leadership, the VSC project holds the leading position of contactless health monitoring globally, regarding the number/quality of the patents and scientific publications. Wenjin Wang co-chaired the CVPM workshop with the other two researchers from Microsoft Research and Eindhoven University of Technology. This is the first time of this topic to be held as an independent workshop on the top conference, which attracts a lot of attention of this field and even broader communities. For the workshop, the co-chairs built a strong Program Committee (PC) that consists of 16 experts for reviewing submissions and circulating information. The PC members are all the pioneer researchers from academia and industry, such as ITMO University, University of Waterloo, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, TU Eindhoven, University of Oxford, GE Global Research, Philips Research, Qualcomm, Airforce Research Lab, Ball Technologies. They also invited two world-leading researchers to give keynote speeches, Prof. Steffen Leonhardt (RWTH Aachen University) and Prof. William T. Freeman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).


The CVPM workshop received 28 submissions in total, which is a good number of submissions as compared to other workshops in parallel. Based on the recommendation of PCs (i.e., double-blind revision), it accepted 15 papers/poster presentations (with an acceptance rate of 54%), from which 6 oral presentations were selected. During the workshop (the full-day event on June 22nd), Prof. Steffen Leonhardt gave a systematic overview of video health monitoring and share their latest results, also suggested future directions for exploration (e.g., Mayer wave measurement for consciousness monitoring).  Prof. William T. Freeman explained their astounishing work of Eulerian Video Magnification and shew the latest results of Google Research on camera based Jugular Venous Pressure measurement. The inspiring keynote talks and oral presentations raised many active discussions during the Q&A time. Wenjin Wang also presented their paper entitled “Fully-automatic camera-based pulse-oximetry during sleep” (oral) at the workshop, which describes an end-to-end system that can automatically measure pulse-rate and blood oxygen saturation during sleep (i.e., it can be applied for patient, neonatal, elder monitoring). After the workshop, the organizers received many requests/encouragement from the participants and audience for continue organizing the 2nd CVPM workshop in 2019, with a standardized open-benchmark for international competition on vital signs extraction.

The CVPM workshop was a successful event and every participants enjoyed it. The VSC team will keep making progress to obtain new achievements!

--- Reported by Philips Global CTO news

Period22 Jun 2018

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Title13th IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, (CVPR2019)
LocationLong Beach, California, United States
Period16 Jun 2019 → 20 Jun 2019


  • computer vision
  • CVPR
  • physiological measurement
  • CVPM workshop